Detail: Man who produced Beyonce and Jay-Z hit 'Drunk in Love' arrested on sexual assault and felony charges

The Grammy-winning music producer was previously accused of sexual assault by multiple musicians in 2019, including Jessie Reyez, Tinashe and Bebe Rhexa

Annabel Nugent
Thursday 06 August 2020 11:06 BST
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Grammy-winning music producer Detail has been arrested on sexual assault and felony charges.

Detail – real name Noel Fisher – is best known for his work producing Beyonce's hit single “Drunk in Love” featuring Jay-Z. The acclaimed music producer has previously worked with big names including Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa and Drake.

On Wednesday, Fisher was arrested by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on 15 sexual assault charges and five separate felony assault charges that were filed against him in the past five days.

The alleged incidents occurred in the eight-year period between 2010 and 2019. His bail is currently set at $6.3m (£4.78m).

The producer has previously been accused of sexual misconduct, assault and abuse. In 2018, two artists Kristina Buch and Peyton Ackley accused Fisher of rape and abuse. They successfully filed restraining orders against him.

Well-known musicians Jessie Reyez, Bebe Rhexa and Tinashe, also shared similar experiences of abuse and mistreatment by Fisher.

After Buch and Ackley's rape allegations were made public, Reyez tweeted: “One night, over 6 years ago Noel ‘Detail’ Fisher tried this on me. I was lucky and I got out before it got to this. I didn’t know what to say or who to tell. I was scared. Fear is a real thing. The girls that came out are brave as hell.”

Bebe Rhexa also wrote on social media: “He tried to do the same thing to me when I was a new artist.”

Singer Tinashe commented on the post: “The only session I’ve been in to this day where I left due to being soooo uncomfortable. Glad he’s being exposed for the f***ing creep he is.”

The Independent has approached Fisher's record label for comment.

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